Gale Jones Murphy

Gale Jones Murphy, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is a former music educator at Forest Lake Adventist Academy. Having earned accolades in music education circles as a skilled teacher of piano, choral conducting, and vocal pedagogy, Gale, now holds the position of Director of Music and Education for the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation of Orlando.

Gale is also the appointed pianist and clinician at the famed Hampton's Minister's Conference/Choir Directors and Organists Guild, held each summer in Hampton, Virginia. Gale has written more than four hundred and fifty compositions, and has a large body of art and recital song arrangements to her credit as well.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gale began playing the piano at age 3 and was a designated church pianist at age 5. Gale grew up in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in both piano and voice, from Southern Adventist University. She of late, has obtained a Master of Music in Piano Performance degree from Memphis State University.